Avraham Avinu’s Covenant

When performing a Brit Milah, the father recites two blessings: ‘Al HaMilah’ and ‘Lehachniso BiVrito Shel Avraham Avinu’. The first one focuses on the actual Mitzvah and serves as the usual blessing we recite before any Mitzvah we are about to perform. The second one...

From “Lech lecha” to “Lechu lachem” 5779

  Emanuel Cohn Former Shaliach in Montreal (2001-2003) Currently Teaching Film and Judaism (“Torah mi Cinema”) From “Lech lecha” to “Lechu lachem” Our Parsha opens with the bombastic overture of Avraham leaving Charan in order to...

Bracha and Brit in Breishit and Beyond

Rabbi Daniel Wolf Former Shaliach in Cleveland (2000-2001) Currently Director of Account Management and Systems at Five Blocks  Bracha and Brit in Breishit and Beyond Source...

Lech Lecha – Go West, Young Man!

Baruch Weintraub Former Sgan Rosh Beit Midrash, Toronto (2011-2014) Currently Rabbi of Tel Mond Lech Lecha – Go West, Young Man!   As talmudic sages and biblical commentators have pointed out, Hashem used a seemingly redundant word when commanding Avraham to...

Avraham’s Faith – 5777

Rabbi Yonatan Rosensweig Former Rosh Kollel in Melborune (2006-2009) Currently Community Rabbi in Beit Shemesh   Avraham’s Faith At the beginning of our parsha we learn that Avraham is commanded to come to Israel. He is to leave everything behind and follow...

Speak the Language of the Hebrew Man – 5776

Rabbi Ilan Goldman Former Rav-Shaliach, Bnei Akiva England Currently Executive Director of Project Aseret   Speak the Language of the Hebrew Man Rabbi Yehuda HaLevi, in his masterpiece The Kuzari, discusses the Hebrew language, ‘Ivrit’. The Midrash explains that...